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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 12th-15th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included executive and judicial nominations (in the Senate) and a bill to reauthorize and rename the Export-Import Bank (in the House).
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards reelected in Louisiana to new four year term

Excerpt: Another win for the Democratic Party, another defeat for Donald J. Trump. Voters in the Pelican State have decided to keep their governorship in Democratic hands.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Deval Patrick enters 2020 Democratic presidential sweepstakes at the eleventh hour

Excerpt: Massachusetts' first African-American governor hopes to win over voters in the early states and black voters in the South.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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A slap in the face to voters? That’s a fitting description of the Initiative 976 ballot title

Excerpt: In this analysis, NPI takes apart the language that voters saw on their ballots for Tim Eyman's 2019 initiative, explaining how it misrepresents the initiative's provisions and leaves out key facts.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The battle against Tim Eyman’s I‑976 goes on as local governments, ATU file suit to stop it

Excerpt: The plaintiffs include King County, the City of Seattle, Amalgamated Transit Union, Intercity Transit, Association of Washington Cities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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MLS Cup returns to Cascadia as Seattle Sounders defeat Toronto FC at home

Excerpt: Our Sounders have done it again. They're champions for the second time in three years, having defeated Toronto to win the MLS Cup.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Challenger Varisha Khan overtakes incumbent Hank Myers in Redmond City Council race

Excerpt: Like comeback stories? In NPI's hometown, there's been a stunning development in one of four contested city council races this year.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Friday afternoon ballot counting update: R‑88 briefly takes lead, Sawant overtakes Orion

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is poised to seek the Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The former Mayor of New York and media mogul has sent staff to Alabama to gather signatures for a presidential run.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Thursday ballot counting update: Eyman’s 976 slides, Sawant gains, R‑88 vote gets tighter

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The City of Seattle will join King County in suing to overturn Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976

Excerpt: The City of Seattle will join King County in initiating a legal challenge to stop Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive Initiative 976 from taking effect, Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced at a press conference today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thurston and Island counties defy Tim Eyman, swing into the NO on I‑976 column

Excerpt: Two counties have defected from disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman and are now voting to reject Initiative 976, Eyman's scheme to wipe out multimodal transportation funding.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County preparing legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructive Initiative 976

Excerpt: The state's largest jurisdiction is preparing to take the state to court to challenge the constitutionality of Tim Eyman's I-976, which is passing statewide in early returns.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters in 40th, 13th Districts retain Liz Lovelett and Alex Ybarra as their legislators

Excerpt: There will be no changes in the partisan composition of the Washington State Legislature in 2019, with voters backing incumbents in both special legislative elections.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Elections
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